[MEXICO CITY, BATTLE OF]. SANTA-ANNA, Antonio López de. Detall de la Accion del Molino del Rey, dada por el Exmo. Sr. General D. Antonio Lopez de Santa-Anna. San Luis Potosí: Imprenta del estado en Palacio, à cargo de Ventura Carillo, 1847. Dated September 13, 1847. Broadside in two columns: 31.5 x 22 cm. Very fine. Rare. Only two copies on OCLC.
First edition. Eberstadt 649. Haferkorn, p. 51.
Santa-Anna’s somewhat skewed and self-serving report on the actions at Molina del Rey and Casa Mata. While implying defeat, he nevertheless makes it appear that the Mexican Army has prevailed with heavy losses to American forces. Mentions the supposed deaths of General Pillow and 36 other U.S. officers. A report written by a master of spin.
Sold. Hammer: $600.00; Price Realized: $735.00.